Hurricane Laura is close to hits the US coast
"Extremely dangerous," said the National Hurricane Center of the United States, about Hurricane Laura that this Wednesday had a resounding increase from category 3 to 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
Winds of up to 220 kilometers per hour are expected in the next few hours due to the threat of Laura on the US and Mexican coasts of the Gulf, along with a flood of the waters.
Because of this, more than 400,000 people from Jefferson, Orange and Jasper counties and the island city of Galveston have had to evacuate before the storm, winds and flooding become dangerous.
To avoid COVID-19 infections, people in shelters spray their hands with disinfectant continuously, in addition, they maintain their healthy distance and the sites have “temperature controls”.
Meteorologists estimate that Laura will make landfall between Wednesday night and Thursday morning near the Texas-Louisiana border.
The temporary cyclone will have "huge destructive waves causing catastrophic damage" on the coast, the NHC said.
It is estimated that the high tide penetrates up to 50 kilometers inland and that the rise of the waters is between 4.5 and 6 meters above the average.
However, the NHC anticipates that it will have a "rapid weakening once Laura makes landfall."
They warn that there will be showers of between 130 and 250 millimeters, with some peaks of almost 400 mm in western Louisiana and eastern Texas.
For his part, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state's National Guard was targeting coastal communities with offshore vehicles and rescue helicopters to prepare for Laura's impact. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Pete Gaynor said Tuesday that a team was already deployed to the region.
While the governor of Louisiana, John Edwards, said last Monday in a press conference that "this has the potential to be the strongest hurricane that has hit since Hurricane Rita", referring to the category 5 hurricane of 2005.
Likewise, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, asked the residents of the affected areas to "listen to local officials."
“Laura is a very dangerous hurricane and it is intensifying rapidly. "My administration continues to collaborate fully with state and local emergency managers," Trump said through his Twitter account.
The coincidence of the Laura storm tide with the high tide along the Gulf Coast from High Island in Texas to Morgan City in Louisiana could result in the water level rising as high as 10 feet.
This condition threatens the main oil refineries of Lake Charles in Louisiana and Beaumont and Port Arthur in Texas, located near the coast.
So the energy industry has reduced crude production to a minimum that approaches the level of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and has stopped oil refining.
According to the CNH, the storm became a hurricane when its center moved northwest over Cuba at 26 kilometers per hour and is expected to bring a dangerous storm in the coastal region from the Paso de San Luis in Texas to the mouth of the Mississppi river.
Hurricane Laura, which has already risen to category 4 on a scale of 5, is expected to pass through the shores of the Gulf of Mexico on August 26 and make a turn to the north-northwest. The US National Hurricane Center announces that the damage could be catastrophic.
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